Events

National Retail Federation (NRF) 2016 Recap

Written by Chelsea Barry July 14, 2016

June 14-15 The Zellman team took the trip down to Philadelphia for the National Retail Federation’s Annual Loss Prevention Conference.

This year The Zellman Group, LLC decided to take a different approach to NRF with a ‘walk in the park’ themed booth. Equipped with lawn furniture, foliage, and full on grassy turf, The Zellman booth was the place to kick back, relax and learn about loss prevention. Another new addition to this year’s NRF booth was Wallie, our portable interface. Not only could one learn about Zellman’s many services through Wallie, but also charge one’s cell phone and take selfies with Wallie’s fun photo booth feature.

This year The Zellman group was a Platinum sponsor of NRF, sponsoring Tuesday’s Welcome Reception and First Timer’s Reception, the Grand Finale and Reception, Exhibitor Big !deas, Thursday’s Food Sector Appreciation Breakfast, and ORC/Investigators’ Network and Law Enforcement Breakfast Meeting.

Not only was Zellman a major sponsor of NRF, but also a speaker at the expo. CEO, Stuart Levine spoke with Fort Lee Police Captain Patrick Kissane and John Shanks, Law Enforcement Relationship Manager on the importance of ORC investigations. Their session, ‘ORC Beyond the Investigation’ focused on further developing law enforcement relationships with LP, understanding asset forfeiture, and how Zellman can maximize ORC recovery.

VP of Operations, Lauren Bridgeo and Director of ORC Recovery, Bill Ramos also spoke in LPNN’s Live Digital Conference at NRF called, ‘From LP Executive to Service Provider; Why is this important to the retail community,’ focusing on the transition from retail to service provider and the benefits of the relationship between the two.

All and all it was an exciting and memorable NRF for everyone at The Zellman Group. We look forward to next year’s expo and seeing everyone again.

Learn more about the National Retail Federation at: https://nrf.com/

The Zellman Group and the International Association of Chiefs of Police focus on ORC Recovery

This October, The Zellman Group, LLC is sponsoring the 123rd International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Annual Conference and Exposition in San Diego, California.

The IACP Annual Conference and Exposition is the largest gathering of police officers in the United States. Currently the IACP has over 20,000 members, made up exclusively of police officers who have held executive roles in police agencies. The IACP is dedicated to advancing the law enforcement profession through advocacy, outreach, education, and programs.

The Zellman Group has a long history of working closely with police, especially through their work in Organized Retail Crime (ORC) Recovery. At the conference, CEO Stuart Levine, and Director of ORC Recovery Bill Ramos, are discussing the growing problem that is ORC and the importance of police involvement in ORC/ORT. “The relationship with Federal and local Law Enforcement leadership is instrumental in bringing ORC/ORT cases forward for prosecution and eventual recovery.  Our sponsorship with the International Association of Chiefs of Police ensures this continued networking to support the retail industry,” Levine states.

In a study conducted by the National Retail Federation in 2015, 97% of surveyed retailers were victims of Organized Retail Crime. Out of every $1 billion in annual sales $453,940 was lost from ORC. Out of those retailers surveyed, 78.8% support the need for federal ORC legislation. In states with ORC legislation, approximately half of retailers surveyed note that ORC laws are having a positive impact from increased support from law enforcement.

 

Learn more about The International Association of Chiefs of Police at: http: www.iacp.org/